I happened upon this old LinuxJournal article about how the University of Zululand in South Africa used MySQL and other Free Software to make do with a 128 kbit (and later 768 kbit) internet connection for their staff and students.
This made me remember the trip I made to another African country, Burkina Faso, 15 years ago:
With the huge amount of work and numerous difficult obstacles facing my work on the MariaDB project, it can be hard to keep up motivation at times. It helps to remember why I am doing this.
It must be about the time when some of these kids should go to University or start up new projects. Maybe some of them will work with software. I want them to be able to invest in local skills and infrastructure that they need, rather than in software licenses funding nice houses and boats in other countries: